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Navajo and Zuni Turquoise : a Squash Blossom Necklace Case Study

by Gamble, Lucy

Abstract

In my thesis, I use methods of material culture and symbolic anthropology to investigate the use of turquoise in the squash blossom necklace. My work focuses on a collection of squash blossom necklaces collected from donors between 1935 and 1985, and housed at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, to examine design elements and themes amongst the necklaces. Investigating the issues of using culture as commodity, I analyze these objects as reflective of the culture from which they originate.

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The author has given permission for this work to be deposited in the Digital Archive of Colorado College.

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Administrative Notes

The author has given permission for this work to be deposited in the Digital Archive of Colorado College.

Colorado College Honor Code upheld.

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Publisher
Colorado College
PID
coccc:11331
Digital Origin
born digital
Extent
44 pages : color illustrations